Easy 4-Ingredient “Bacon”
1 (14 ounce) package extra firm tofu
1/3 cup soy sauce (or tamari)
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
canola oil, as needed
1. Drain tofu and wrap in a towel. Press liquid out by placing a heavy item, such as a plate or two, on top and allowing to sit for 15-20 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, mix soy sauce and liquid smoke in a wide, shallow container; set aside. Cut tofu into 1/8" thick slices and pat dry again. Place into soy sauce mixture, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight, allowing tofu to absorb marinade.
3. Preheat oven to 325º F. Grease a large cookie sheet with canola oil. Place marinated tofu slices in a single layer on the cookie sheet and spray with another thin layer of oil.
4. Bake for approximately 90 minutes, or until the tofu is dark and slightly shriveled. The finished product will be chewy yet crunchy.
Source of recipe: I wrote this recipe because I am a bacon lover and I wanted something that closely resembled it, without the cruelty of course.